Ithaca College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Oct 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Other Business & Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time

The Information Technology Project Manager position is responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, risk management and completion of multiple projects simultaneously and the overall management of the Information Technology Project portfolio. This will be achieved through collaboration with business and technical staff to gather and translate business requirements into technical definitions which will be used for implementing a solution that aligns with the College’s overall strategic objectives.

Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a business or Information Technology and a minimum of two years of project management experience with projects of various sizes and complexity, or the equivalent combination of education and experience; solid understanding of project management tools, techniques, and formal project methodologies; thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements; demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills focusing on consensus building, facilitating collaboration between IT, the business units and the vendors, conflict management and change management, ability to effectively work and interact professionally within a diverse and inclusive environment; ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of managers and subject matter experts and the proven capacity to function independently and as part of a service oriented team are required. PMI-PMP, CCBA, PMI-PBA or other related certification, and experience working in a higher education environment are preferred.

Position Responsibilities

  1. Lead projects and cross-functional project teams to ensure projects are conceived, designed, planned, tested, and executed effectively. This will include tracking, managing and efficiently communicating projects throughout their life cycle while managing risk to ensure that project objectives are met within time, budget, and quality targets.
  2. Collaborate with business and technical staff to clarify and document project requirements and objectives, acquire resources, manage third party contractors and control project scope. Assist in the collection and documentation of project objectives, manage stakeholder and project team member expectations and where appropriate identify opportunities that may cross functional and technical boundaries.
  3. Analyze, define, and document requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, interfaces with other systems, internal and external checks and controls, and reporting. Working with Information Technology staff to ensure that application security meets the business needs and security requirements. Document the business and technical requirements in a consistent manner along with obtaining sign off from business areas. As appropriate, review and suggest business process improvements as part of the project implementation.
  4. Work with the Director for Engagement and Client Technologies to implement project management best practices, standards, processes, and tools within the Information Technology department. Maintain an in-depth knowledge of project management methodologies and tools and make recommendations for improvements. Maintain awareness of new and emerging project management technologies and their potential application to client projects and requirements.
  5. Working with stakeholders, IT management, and Ithaca College legal counsel, review IT related vendor contracts to ensure they accurately reflect project scope and seek optimal value in vendor service to include ROI metrics, performance monitoring, favorable termination criteria, and renewal / annual monetary terms.
  6. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse, and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students, and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

Hiring Range: $60,000 - $65,000

Work Environment

Most of the work of the incumbent is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. The incumbent will be required to operate a personal computer and associated equipment as well as other office equipment used in the day-to-day office operations.

About Ithaca College

As an employee at Ithaca College, you’ll get much more than a competitive salary and the traditional advantages. We pride ourselves on providing our benefit-eligible employees with the most comprehensive benefits possible, including work/life balance, generous paid time off policies, career-enhancing trainings, employee and dependent tuition assistance, and opportunities to give back to the community. Beyond benefits, you’ll enjoy the kind of uniquely rewarding work environment that can only be found in a vibrant college community.

Application Information

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and list of three professional references.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

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